KidSport

Kidsport_Narembeen

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5–18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance for club fees.

The fees go directly from the local government to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project.

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • Applicant must be aged 5-18 years.
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card OR meet one of the four KidSport Financial Exceptions.
  • Applicant’s primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to.

What else?

  • Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club (this may include other club-related costs, such as equipment and uniform as identified by the club and approved by the local government).
  • Maximum of up to $200 per child per calendar year.
  • Fees are only for the nominated registered season.
  • No retrospective fees will be paid.
  • No limitation to the number of applications per family as long as the eligibility criteria for each child is met.

 KidSport Application Process

Concession card only

  1. Complete the online or hard copy KidSport Application form and submit to the local government.
  2. The local government will assess the application, update the KidSport database and if approved validate the voucher.
  3. Once approved, the parent/guardian will receive an email with the outcome of the application and a unique code to give to the club. The local government will also provide a copy of the successful validated voucher.
  4. The Applicant/parent/guardian needs to take the validated voucher and unique code to the chosen sport/recreation club to register.
  5. The Sport/recreation club completes the registration of the applicant and matches the code to the child in the KidSport system. The club can then invoice the local government for the cost of the fees.

KidSport Financial Exception

  1. If you the child is not listed on a valid concession card but the family feels they meet one the four KidSport Financial Exceptions they may apply through an approved KidSport Financial Assessor.
  2. The parent/guardians needs to meet with an assessor and demonstrate why they meet one of the four Financial Exceptions.
  3. The Financial Assessor will complete the Financial Exception application form in consultation with the parent/guardian and submit this to the Department.
  4. The Department’s KidSport team will assess the exception reason. If the selected exception is supported, the department will advise the Financial Assessor and instruct the relevant local government to continue to process the application. (Note. the application is NOT approved at this stage).
  5. The local government will assess the remaining eligibility criteria, update the KidSport database and if approved validate the voucher.
  6. Once approved, the parent/guardian will receive an email with the outcome of the application and a unique code to give to the club. The local government will also provide a copy of the successful validated voucher.
  7. The applicant/parent/guardian needs to take the validated voucher and unique code to the chosen sport/recreation club to register.
  8. The sport/recreation club completes the registration of the applicant and matches the code to the child in the KidSport system. The club can then invoice the local government for the cost of the fees.

For more information:-

Department of Sport & Recreation 

or contact the Shire of Narembeen E: admin@narembeen.wa.gov.au